Households which currently have a weekly household waste collection will receive re-usable brown and white woven sacks for their plastic bottles and cardboard.
The sacks, being delivered from next week (June 10), have letters in them giving detailed information about what types of plastic and cardboard can be recycled. The letters also inform residents that the new recycling service will take place on the same day as their current refuse/recycling collections.
It is hoped that collecting these additional materials will improve recycling in areas where it tends to be lower. Currently Sefton’s borough-wide recycling rate stands at 40.8%.
Funding for the new scheme is taken from Government money and comes ahead of Sefton’s statutory obligation to introduce plastics and cardboard recycling across the borough by 2015.
Sefton MBC Parks & Gardens have now installed eight items of outdoor Gym equipment in Moorside park (see Map 1) and a further eight at Coronation Park(Behind park buildings, see map 2)
The equipment was funded by the NHS Patient Care trust.
The equipment is free for anybody to use and instructions are provided on each piece.
Instructions for blind & partially sighted users CLICK HERE
The Newsletter can be found in all Council buildings, Libraries and Doctor’s surgeries.
You can also view it online CLICK HERE
This produced in partnership with Sefton Council and NHS Sefton
For more information about Active Sefton CLICK HERE
Hard copy versions of these are available through the Sefton’s Health walk Co-ordinator on 0845 140 0845
A new independent walk pack has just been released, 24 individual walks utilising some of the existing network of pathways in the borough. Building up this compilation of easy to use and easy to walk routes of various lengths. Some of the walks are also accessible for wheel chair users.
You can also view this online CLICK HERE
Links to the individual Maps
- Crossens Pool
- Marshside Meander
- Hesketh Wander
- Dunes Way
- Palace Stroll
- Ainsdale Amble
- Moss Mosey
- Larkhill Walk
- Hightown Hike
- Ince Woods Wander
- Serpentine Saunter
- Marine Way
- Rimrose Ramble
- Canal Way
- Maghull Stroll
- Lydiate Loop
- Thornton Ramble
- Sefton Stroll
- Aintree Amble
- Waddicar Waddle
- Kew Wander
- Coastal Path Walk
- Lunt Circular Walk
- Ainsdale to Formby Trail
Snow & freezing temps in Liverpool, so the Cold Weather Shelter is open tonight. If you see a rough sleeper, please call Call 0300 123 2041
— Cath Bore (@cathbore) March 10, 2013
The Guardian has today published a smoking map of England. The data for Sefton is below.
The latest data available (2008-10) shows there were 241.9 estimated deaths attributable to smoking per 100,000 population, aged over 35-years old
• The cost per capita of smoking attributable hospital admissions in 2010/11 was £38.5
• The prevalence of smoking among persons aged 18-years old and over was 18.3% in 2011/12
• 16.6% of women smoked during pregnancy in 2011/12
A study by Matthew Oakley and Matthew Tinsley of The Policy Exchange shows that the millionaire ToryLibdem Government underestimates the extent of child poverty in the UK by as many as two million children. The shambolic Government have already glibly announced that over 200,000 children will be subjected to unecessary poverty under their regime.
Because the present system favours households without jobs over working households, other important issues which shape a child’s life – such as whether they live in temporary accommodation, are in a good school, have been in the care system are ignored.
Consequently nearly one in five children, some 2.3 million who suffer deprivation are not included in the Government’s headline measure of relative income poverty, the authors state.
Healthwatch Sefton is a new independent not for profit organisation, scheduled for launch on 1st April 2013, which aims to represent the views of local people including those who use health and care services so they can help shape how services are delivered. Candidates will be interviewed by a panel comprising of representatives from Sefton Council for Voluntary Services, Sefton Council and NHS representatives. Training and support will be provided for the successful candidates.
The Chair of The Sefton Health and Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Moncur says:
“We’re looking for a dedicated person who believes they have the skills and commitment to become the Chairperson of the Healthwatch Sefton Board. We are looking to appoint a person who can drive the new organisation forward. He or she will play a significant role in developing the strategy, direction, business objectives and customer focus of Healthwatch Sefton, and they will maintain strong working relationships with Sefton Council, NHS, The Voluntary Sector and the Sefton Health and Wellbeing Board.”